There are three graduate degree programs in counseling: a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology (MSCP), a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT), and a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy - Child Therapy Program (CTP). The MSCP program is designed to meet the academic requirements for the state of Oklahoma's Licensed Professional Counselor credential. The MAMFT program fulfills the academic requirements for the Oklahoma Licensed Marital and Family Therapist credential. The CTP program is embedded in our degree programs, but is also available for licensed persons as a certification program. Those taking the complete CTP program will complete 60-hours of coursework and will graduate with an MAMFT/Child Therapy degree. Students completing the five courses in the child therapy track concentration will meet the requirements to become a Registered Play Therapist (RPT). Those interested in taking the five Child Therapy courses as a certification program can audit the courses in sequential order. By auditing these courses, students will meet the academic requirements for the Oklahoma Association of Play Therapists (OAPT) program; however, this does not mean students will be certified play therapists with the OAPT. Certification is granted by OAPT and not by Southern Nazarene University. SNU does not offer a certification program. All three tracks share a common core of coursework and are delivered in an accelerated, modularized format.
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Master of Science in Counseling Psychology (MSCP)
Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT)
Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy - Child Therapy (MAMFT/Child Therapy)